Alberta Political Parties

On this page you can find a brief overview of each of the registered political parties in Alberta. Click the "Learn more" button to see a party's full page, including MLAs representing the party currently in the Legislature, the party's policies, and information on their history. Alternatively, you can click on the "Histories" button to learn more about the histories and origins of the parties (it's an APAH promise that it's actually more interesting than it sounds).

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United Conservative

Leader:

Jason Kenney

The UCP is a conservative party that currently forms the government.

Seats:

60

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Alberta Party

Leader:

Barry Morishita

The Alberta Party is a centrist party who won their first seat in the 2015 election.

Seats:

0

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The Independence Party

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The AIP is a separatist party who hopes to form an independent state of Alberta.

Seats:

0

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Communist

Leader:

Naomi Rankin

The Communist Party is the Alberta branch of the federal Communist Party.

Seats:

0

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New Democrat

Leader:

Rachel Notley

The NDP is a social-democratic party that currently forms the Official Opposition.

Seats:

24

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Liberal Party

Leader:

John Roggeveen

The Liberal Party is a liberal party that has frequently formed the official opposition.

Seats:

0

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Green Party

Leader:

Jordan Wilkie

The Green Party is a centrist party with a focus on ecopolitics.

Seats:

0

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Reform Party

Leader:

Randy Thorsteinson

The RPA is a newly-formed conservative party, unrelated to the old Reform Party.

Seats:

0

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Independent

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Independents are MLAs who are not attached to any political parties.

Seats:

2

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Wildrose Independence

Leader:

Paul Hinman

The WIPA was formed from the merger of the Freedom Conservatives and unofficial WEXIT - Alberta parties.

Seats:

0

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Alberta Advantage

Leader:

Lenard Biscope

The AAP is a conservative party formed by Wildrose members opposed to the UCP.

Seats:

0

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Pro-Life Alberta

Leader:

Murray Ruhl

Formerly the Social Credit Party, the PAPA is a conservative pro-life party.

Seats:

0

Retired Political Parties

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Freedom Conservative

Last Leader:

David White

The FCPA is a conservative party with libertarian and autonomist ideals.

Dissolved on:

Jul. 23, 2020

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Alberta First

Last Leader:

Bart Hampton

Alberta First, also known as the Separation Party, was a separatist party in the 2000's.

Dissolved on:

Jun. 22, 2018

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Evergreen Party

Last Leader:

Larry Ashmore

The Evergreen Party was a temporary party that became the Green Party.

Dissolved on:

Nov. 1, 2012

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Equity Party

Last Leader:

Emil van der Poorten

Dissolved on:

Nov. 23, 2004

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Representative Party

Last Leader:

Raymond Speaker

This party was founded by 2 former Socred MLAs after leaving that party.

Dissolved on:

Jan. 1, 1990

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Reform Movement

Last Leader:

Thomas Sindlinger

Dissolved on:

Jan. 1, 1983

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Liberal + PC

Last Leader:

Ross Ellis

Dissolved on:

May 9, 1959

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Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)

Last Leader:

Dissolved on:

Jul. 16, 1948

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Canadian Armed Forces

Last Leader:

In 1944, the CAF elected 3 MLAs, one from each branch of the military, to serve as their representatives.

Dissolved on:

Jul. 16, 1948

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United Farmers

Last Leader:

Richard Reid

The UFA were a left-wing political party from the early 1900's who won 3 elections.

Dissolved on:

Jan. 1, 1939

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Socialist Party

Last Leader:

Charles O'Brien

The Socialist Party was obviously a socialist party, and the first new party formed after Alberta's creation.

Dissolved on:

Jan. 1, 1922

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Constitutional Socialist

Last Leader:

Mike Uhryn

Dissolved on:

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Progressive Conservative

Last Leader:

Jason Kenney

After the merger to form the UCP, the PCs have been kept registered by the UCP.

Dissolved on:

Feb. 7, 2020

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Social Credit

Last Leader:

Len Skowronski

The Social Credit Party was a generally right-wing, rural, and Christian party.

Dissolved on:

May 3, 2017

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Alberta Greens

Last Leader:

Joe Anglin

The Alberta Greens were the original Green Party, but dissolved after internal chaos.

Dissolved on:

Jul. 16, 2009

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Natural Law

Last Leader:

Maury Shapka

Dissolved on:

Jan. 23, 2004

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W. Canada Concept

Last Leader:

Jack Ramsay

The WCC were the provincial branch of the federal WCC, a party dedicated to western secession.

Dissolved on:

Jan. 1, 1988

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Coalition

Last Leader:

Francis Gainer

This was an odd party that was ostensibly a Liberal-PC coalition, but worked with neither party and ran few candidates.

Dissolved on:

May 23, 1967

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Unity Movement

Last Leader:

John Page

Also known as the Ind. Citizen's Association, this was an alliance of Independents against Social Credit.

Dissolved on:

Jan. 1, 1950

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Canadian Armed Forces (Airforce)

Last Leader:

Dissolved on:

Jul. 16, 1948

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Single Tax Party

Last Leader:

Martin Madge

Dissolved on:

Aug. 9, 1944

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Reconstruction Party

Last Leader:

Elsie Wright

Dissolved on:

Aug. 23, 1935

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Canadian Expeditionary Force

Last Leader:

Dissolved on:

Jun. 23, 1921

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Alberta Unity Movement

Last Leader:

Dissolved on:

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Wildrose

Last Leader:

Jason Kenney

After the merger to form the UCP, the Wildrose Party has been kept registered by the UCP.

Dissolved on:

Feb. 7, 2020

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Separation Party

Last Leader:

Bart Hampton

The Separation Party, also known as Alberta First, was a separatist party in the 2000's.

Dissolved on:

May 13, 2013

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Alberta Alliance

Last Leader:

Paul Hinman

The Alberta Alliance was an unofficial provincial branch of the Canadian Alliance.

Dissolved on:

Jan. 19, 2008

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Confederation of Regions

Last Leader:

Ray Young

Dissolved on:

Jun. 17, 1996

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Heritage Party

Last Leader:

Mike Pawlus

Dissolved on:

Jan. 1, 1987

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Co-operative Commonwealth

Last Leader:

Floyd Johnson

The CCF was the predecessor to the modern NDP, and were a socialist labour party.

Dissolved on:

Aug. 3, 1961

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Veterans' and Active Force

Last Leader:

William Williams

Dissolved on:

Jul. 16, 1948

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Canadian Armed Forces (Army)

Last Leader:

Dissolved on:

Jul. 16, 1948

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Labour Parties

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This is being used as a catch-all for a range of Labour Parties, all of which fit a similar political identity in Alberta.

Dissolved on:

Jan. 1, 1942

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Liberal-Progressive

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This label was used by one candidate as part of an agreement between the Liberals and Progressives.

Dissolved on:

Jun. 29, 1926

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Non-Partisan League

Last Leader:

Dissolved on:

Jul. 15, 1919